First of all......this should be your first indication...
The industry spends over $500 million each year promoting the sale of these worthless products(soda pop).
And worthless they are. I'm surprised that noone has centered in on the everyday conspiracies that continue to pigeonhole are brains into a
chemically reactive mindset......if we have artificial stimulations(caffiene) then all our experiences and learned responses will be referenced with
that particular chemical reference.....all fine nd good until we realize that it is that much more difficult for the body to be even motivated to
recall something in a different mindset.....I'd get into the actual chemical /physical explanation but it is very long winded.
Suffice to say that as a basic explanation, you're more likely to remember something when yu are in a simialr 'mood' or have a similar
'feeling.'...after all, feelings are really the chemical interplays in our body.
How does this relate to soda?
Long story short.....it's a dehydrant. The sugar is a dehydrant. The caffiene is a dehydrant. The carbonated water is a dehydrant. Everything
about soda is a dehydrant
And when you're dehydrated, your body has to compensate, and it turns out that there is a mental cost....(shock)
Since the brain is 70% water, this essential fluid is vital for your memory. In fact, water accelerates the functioning of the brain as a whole, and
when it is dehydrated, it works at a slower pace. This is particularly true when it comes to memory; a dehydrated brain releases the hormone cortisol,
which adversely affects the brain's capacity to store information and create memory.
In addition, cortisol causes adrenalin to be released, which prompts the brain to function in a more primary, instinctive way; this also affects our
mental functions and memory.
Keep in mind that this is a cumulative effect
. The more soda you drink, the longer your body is going to be in such a state.......there's a
reason why mental illness is treated with chemicals......consistent manipulation of neurophysiology
goes a long way in determining your mood
and your ability to assimilate information.....more directly, your ability to be motivated out of context.
Also, remember that different people react differently to different ratios, younger people will be unlikely to notice the effects(indeed, if you never
knew the alternative, how would you notice?), etc. This is your standard disclaimer.
Not to mention that Aluminum has been implicated in Alzheimers Disease, which a large portion of soda is consumed from.
There you have a seemingly over paranoid post. But it's not. Look into some basic neurology....it's not that complicated, I promise. They should
not only have warnings on the dehydration, but the intentions of soda purveyors.......btw.......when I found out about this, I dropped soda like the
worst habit I've ever had.......but that doesn't mean I don't indulge every once and a while.....it's all about context...
A couple of sites with some basic info....I didn't have too much time to draw up a more comprehensive post....but you can also do a google on
and learn about what it does so as to draw the lines yourself....I recommend it.
[edit on 15-7-2005 by MemoryShock]